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Siklis Trek

  • Duration:13 Days
  • Destination:Nepal
  • Trip Grade:Moderate

Max. Altitude: 2200m

Group Size: 2 -20 or more than Pax

Best season: Feb - May, Sep - Nov

Per day walking: 5 – 6 hours

popular for amazing Ghantoo, a local dance, where you will be able to explore the distinct culture, rituals and lifestyles of famous Gorkha soldiers' hometown and equally enjoy with the amazing mountain vista, incredible landscapes and no doubt with local dishes and delicacies. [Siklis Trek]

Starting from Pokhara, Sikles trek takes you to nearly 3000 meter height at Jhakarphulan and navigate around the settlement of Gurung indigenous communities who have their distinct culture, rituals, language. Moreover, Gurungs are famous in Gorkha regiment in British Armed force, thus you will be visiting the hometown of them in Sikles.

Sikles trek is located to the north from Pokhara, the picturesque valley, popular for exploring the diverse culture and rituals of Gurung ethnic groups and equally to have amazing mountain vistas including of Mt. Annapurna I, (8,091 m), Mt. Annapurna II, Annapurna III, Annapurna IV, including Mt. Manaslu (8,163 m), Mt. Dhaulagiri (8,167 m), Lamjung Himal and Mardi Himal, and so on and also you will have an opportunity to explore the diverse flora and fauna as you traverse through steamy and lush jungle full of rhododendron flower and pines and spend time in serenity and tranquility. Besides, you will be welcomed in the evening with folk dances known as Ghantoo, and you will enjoy with the local dishes and delicacies and discover their diverse rituals.

Sikles valley is perhaps the second largest Gurung settlement in Nepal, is a model trek developed in the Annapurna region, which is popular for home stay trip, where you will be amazed with the well-preserved distinct culture and rituals of Gurung ethnic groups.

Sikles Trek starts from Beganas Tal (lakeside) and heading to the north alongside of Madi Khola and following the river bank side, takes you to the well-preserved Silkes (approximately 2000 m height) and then you will hike up to Rishing Danda (a hillside, the view point from where you will have amazing mountain vistas, incredible landscapes, amazing sunrise and sunset views and more. You spend nearly a week or so, experiencing the Gurung lifestyles, their traditional skills, local dances, enjoy with local dishes and delicacies and panoramic views and retrace back to through the thickly forested ridge that separates the Madi and Seti Kholas’ drainage and then finally descend down to Ghachok, another Gurung settlement an then get back to Pokhara– Baglung Highway and return back to Kathmandu.

outline itinerary

Day 01:Arrival at Kathmandu and Transfer to Hotel

Day 02:Sightseeing to Kathmandu valley

Day 03:Flight to Pokhara and overnight stay at Hotel

Day 04:Drive to Bijayapur Khola and trek to Kalikasthan 1370m

Day 05:Trek to Lamakhet 1680m

Day 06:Trek to Siklis 1980m

Day 07:Trek to Forest camp (Neuli Kharka) 2200m

Day 08:Trek to Ghale Gaon 2000m

Day 09:Trek to Hyangja and return to Pokhara and over night at hotel.

Day 10:Pokhara Sightseeing

Day 11:Fly back to Kathmandu

Day 12:Free day at Kathmandu

Day 13:Final departute from Pokhara.

Cost Details

Cost Include

  • Airport Pick up and drop from International Airport
  • Accommodations in Kathmandu, as Program
  • Hotel room sharing in twin basis with Breakfast
  • Annapurna Conservation fee is include
  • TIMS card
  • Accommodation in Pokhara
  • Bus ticket is include
  • Guide and porter service charge are include
  • Expenses for Staff during trek
  • Meal and rooms (during trek breakfast, lunch dinner & Tea, Coffee) provided

Cost Exclude

  • Personal expense
  • Personal Trekking equipment
  • Bar bills
  • Your travel insurance
  • Rescue expenses
  • Tips for guide, porter & driver
  • All other expenses are not mention above because of unforeseen circumstances

Trip Highlights

  • Have an opportunity to explore the unparallel natural beauty, spectacular scenes, and sceneries and incredible landscapes and more.
  • Navigate around the Annapurna massif (8,091 m), world's 10th highest peaks and sneak around some of other the highest peaks of world namely Mt. Dhaulagiri (8,167 m), Mt. Manaslu (8,163 m) and hosts of other peaks in the region.
  • Have a wonderful and lifetime experience of exploring of diverse culture, rituals, lifestyles of various ethnic groups namely Gurung, Thakali, Sherpa, Tamang etc, enjoy with the local dishes and delicacies, and discovering diverse flora and fauna found in the Himalayas.
  • Scramble over the rugged and high mountain passes like Thorong La (5,416 m) and pass through the deepest and the notable Budhi Gandaki gorge, terraced and fertile farming land, lush, steamy and yet undisturbed forest full of flora and fauna, beautiful charming settlements of various ethnic groups residing alongside of the trail, which no doubt is wonderful lifetime experience.
  • Have wonderful sunrise and sunset views with the backdrop of mountains and be amazed with the amazing mountain vistas and rocky and sloppy trails filled with snow, which no doubt offers you an utmost adventure in lifetime.

Detail Itinerary

Day 01Arrival at Kathmandu and Transfer to Hotel

Day 02Sightseeing to Kathmandu valley

Day 03Flight to Pokhara and overnight stay at Hotel

Day 04Drive to Bijayapur Khola and trek to Kalikasthan 1370m

Day 05Trek to Lamakhet 1680m

Day 06Trek to Siklis 1980m

Day 07Trek to Forest camp (Neuli Kharka) 2200m

Day 08Trek to Ghale Gaon 2000m

Day 09Trek to Hyangja and return to Pokhara and over night at hotel.

Day 10Pokhara Sightseeing

Day 11Fly back to Kathmandu

Day 12Free day at Kathmandu

Day 13Final departute from Pokhara.

Trip Note

It is also possible to combine Some Program with Trekking

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